Ralph D. DeBacco, 89, of Bradys Bend (Roseville) died peacefully Thursday, April 7, 2022.
Born April 3, 1933, in Bradys Bend, Ralph was the son of Paul and Grace (Silverio) DeBacco.
A 1951 Graduate of East Brady High School, Ralph was employed by the former RexHide, Witco Chemical and Allegheny Heat Treating.
A US Army Veteran, Ralph served during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the National Service Defense Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the German Occupation Medal. Ralph was a member of the American Legion Post #488 in Bradys Bend.
On November 27, 1969, Ralph married the late Betty M. DeBacco, she preceded him in death on February 3, 2008. Together, they provided their family a loving home and example of an enduring union. For many years, Ralph and Betty enjoyed dancing, we find comfort in knowing they are together again, dancing for eternity.
A member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, his strong faith was evident in his devotion to daily mass. Ralph sang in the choir, was an altar server and participated in the Young at Heart.
Ralph was also a lifetime member of the Sons of Italy #1484. He served countless meals, helped with Bingo and was ever present at functions. He enjoyed cooking; every meal he made was delicious, and his spaghetti recipe will never be duplicated.
Above all, Ralph found the most joy in spending time with his grandchildren; watching them grow. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be deeply missed.
He is survived by one daughter, Gina Rajchel and husband Greg of Butler. One son, Daniel DeBacco and wife Tanya of Butler. Three grandchildren, Peyton Rajchel, Sydney Rajchel and Enzo DeBacco.
Three brothers, Ronald (Jane) DeBacco of Roseville, Dominic (Yvonne) DeBacco of Chicora, Louis (Mary) DeBacco of Rimersburg, one sister, Loretta (Francis) Posey of Chicora, and a very large extended DeBacco family.
He is also survived by six sisters-in-law, Bonnie Travaglio, Sandy Buccini, Sharon Hames, Maxine Becker, Florence DeBacco and Betty DeBacco and one brother-in-law, Tom (Bonnie) Ross.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers; John, Victor and Robert, and two sisters; Ann Andreassi and Fanny Greenawalt.
The DeBacco family would like to extend their greatest appreciation to the staff at Oertel Personal Care and Good Samaritan Hospice for their loving care of Ralph over the past 18 months. Your kindness will be remembered always.
Friends of Ralph D. DeBacco will be received from 2:00-5:00PM Sunday, April 10, 2022 at Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 707 Kellys Way East Brady, PA 16028.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00AM Monday, April 11, 2022 at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Victor Baguna officiating.
At the conclusion of Mass, Committal Services and Military Honors will be accorded.
Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the DeBacco family suggests memorials be made in Ralph’s name to the Sons of Italy Scholarship Fund 758 State Route 68, East Brady, PA 16028 or the East Brady Ambulance PO Box 325 East Brady, PA 16028
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